About The Office
The practice is located
at 2626 El Camino Real, Ste B, in Carlsbad, CA 92008. It is coveniently located 2 blocks south of Highway 78, near the Sprouts market and across from the Westfield Carlsbad Mall. We are adjacent to the Comerica Bank.
The Carlsbad Graybill office is open 9 AM - 5 PM Monday through Friday. I am in the office each of those days, but take Thursday afternoon off. Thursday afternoons are covered by one of Graybill's excellent physician assistants.
Whenever not in the office,
Dr. Pearson is available by radio
pager. However, it is always best to try going through the Graybill physician-on-call by calling the office number (866-228-2236), just in case he is out of town. Also,
please note that he occasionally assists in surgical
procedures at local hospitals. These may occasionally necessitate the
rescheduling of an office visit (however, a back-up physician is always
available if you absolutely have to be seen that day).
Elective house calls are available for seniors
(and other patients) for whom getting up and around is a problem. These
cannot be scheduled during normal office hours, however, and are performed only when the doctor's schedule
"Open Access" Scheduling. We appreciate that urgencies/emergencies may arise
unexpectedly. It is our belief that injured/ill patients deserve to be seen when
they need to see the doctor the most - not 3 or 4 weeks later! For this reason,
Dr. Pearson employs a modified version of "open access" scheduling. A relatively new
concept in medical practice, under "open access", the majority of
daily appointment slots are left open to permit same-day visits with the
staff will do everything that they can in order to work you into one of these
open slots on the same day
that you call. There is no longer any need to schedule an
appointment a few weeks down the line in order to hold an appointment slot
open for "just in case." [This is the reason why most doctors
office double and triple book patient slots. Like the airlines, they anticipate
a certain percentage of "no show" patients. The downside to this
method is that if everybody
does actually show up, you either wait a lot longer or spend less time with the
Note that we do
pre-schedule the earliest appointment slots (and some others later in the day)
to accommodate routine re-checks or physicals, but the majority of appointment
slots are for same day appointments.
We do our best to provide quality medical care to the thousands of people who
want to see us and recognize that it's impossible to please everybody. We
pride ourselves on giving our patients the attention they deserve and not
the typical 8 minute visits found in other offices. There may be unavoidable
waits as issues often come up during patient visits that could not be
anticipated. If any of the above poses problems for you, please feel
free to investigate other physicians in the area who may be more amenable to
your schedule and preferences. We believe that everyone should be happy
with their choice of physicians.
Don't forget that
office registration and history forms may be downloaded from this site and
completed in advance of your visit (Click on "Patient Forms" above).
Be aware that
accidents do happen. As we specialize in injuries, there is always a chance that one of these may
require immediate medical attention resulting in some additional waiting for
scheduled patients. Therefore, if this is a
concern for you, you should NOT select Dr. Pearson as your primary care
physician. (If you have any questions about this issue, please do not hesitate
to discuss this with our staff.)
True medical emergencies: dial "911" on your telephone for
emergency medical services (EMS) response. True medical emergencies include
complaints of severe chest pain, difficulty breathing, seizures, severe abdominal pain,
uncontrolled bleeding, or broken bones that pierce through the skin. Do not
attempt to drive yourself to the hospital under any of these circumstances!
Private Patients: if you are injured or feeling ill after regular office hours,
always call the Graybill office first at 866-228-2236 in order to speak with the physician on call. For many common
conditions (e.g. urinary tract infection), the doctor might be able to assist
you over the telephone. If the situation is more serious and warrants
further investigation, he may meet you in the office, refer you to a local urgent
care, or refer you to the
emergency department of the local hospital (depending upon circumstances).
Even if you are absolutely sure that you will have to be seen at the
hospital, it is important to call the doctor beforehand, particularly if you are
part of a managed care health plan. Many of these plans require
authorization of your primary care physician in order for emergency department
visits to be covered. If we do not authorize your treatment prior to your
visit, you may get stuck with a very big bill. Also, calling your physician
first enables the doctor to make appropriate arrangements that might cut down
the long wait in the emergency department!
Graybill Clinic has urgent cares at several locations. SCMG also works with Partners Urgent Care system. For non-HMO patients, Concentra Urgent Care is an exellent choice, as well. [740 Nordahl Road, Ste. 131, San Marcos, CA 92069; 760-432-9000]
We no longer provide care for Workers Compensation system.
Dr. Pearson has full attending physician privileges, through the Department
of Family Medicine, at Palomar Medical Center (PMC), in Escondido [and also had
privileges, in the Department of Family Medicine, at Tri-City Medical
Center, in Oceanside]. However, he no longer makes hospital rounds to either of them due to practice time constraints.
Should a patient of Dr. Pearson's require hospitalization at either of the hospitals, the excellent staff hospitalist physicians will assume
in-patient care. Any rounding that he does now are social and/or magic rounds.
Dr. Pearson used to serve as
the medical director for Palomar Continuing Care
Center and Villa Rancho Bernardo. However, he regrets that he
no longer has time to make rounds at local nursing homes on a routine
basis. Patients who require prolonged stays at such a facility
will be transferred to the care of the medical director or another
With few exceptions, we do not routinely
prescribe narcotics, nor do we administer narcotics by injection in the
clinic. Individuals who are seeking "pain killers" for chronic use
are hereby advised to seek treatment with an appropriate pain management clinic
or, if the pain is severe, with the local hospital emergency department.
When indicated, long-acting opiates are prescribed in extremely limited quantities without
automatic refills. Narcotic prescriptions will not be refilled after office
hours or on weekends.
It is an inherently dangerous practice
to receive prescriptions for narcotics and other controlled substances from
several physicians at the same time. Therefore, patients who do seek narcotic
prescriptions through this office agree that, unless otherwise indicated by the physician, he or she is to be the sole prescribing physician for the patient.
Furthermore, patients desiring prescriptions for controlled substances from our
clinic agree to grant us permission to contact pharmacies and other physicians
in order to ensure compliance with this policy. Be
aware that we actively participate in C.U.R.E.S., the San Diego Police Departmentís FAXNET program
and the DOCTOR SHOPPING HOTLINE.